Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Today’s Challenge – Tomorrow’s Non-Issue

Have you ever noticed that the thing we fear or don’t have the patience for today is never generally the issue we have haranguing us tomorrow – unless we put it off until then?

All we need to do is overcome the thing that is in front of us right now and we don’t have to deal with it again – for quite some time in fact.

Rather than putting something off so we can be bothered and stressed about it, we’d be best just doing it.

Take a simple thing like going to bed when we arrive at tiredness. We go and have our sleep as soon as we need it, i.e. immediately, and we don’t have the tiredness to deal with beforehand. It’s just a much more efficient and decisive way of living life. It’s learning to respond to the body’s manifest needs, as they occasion themselves on us. Why eat more when we’re already full? Why put off going to the toilet when we’re enduring the discomfort of a full bladder? The list goes on.

The reality is today’s challenge will not always seem the same tomorrow.

Today’s fear about tomorrow won’t be realised as the fear manifests itself—it cannot. Fear sees things in an unreal sort of way. And, yet, if we’re so determined to bring about reality regarding our fears, we may well see them come true. But who’d want that?

The key issue is this. Whatever we’re bothered about now we should do something positive and proactive about; to seize it and to cease it.

Why spend out monopoly money of worry when that currency is hardly legal and never taken seriously. We cause ourselves undue concern.

Do something today about it or forget it.

© 2010 S. J. Wickham.

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